An armor plate, also known as a protective plate, is a hardened piece of material designed to offer protection against various threats, such as ballistic projectiles, explosions, and impacts. Armor plates are used in a wide range of applications, including military vehicles, aircraft, naval vessels, and personal protective equipment like body armor.
World War II brought about many products that found their way into common use, from the transistor to the microwave. One advancement was the development of low hardness Quenched & Tempered (Q&T) structural steels. These steels were developed based on the technology used to make Q&T armor plate. (more…)
There are 2 spellings for armor. One without the u, “armor”, which is American, and one with the u, “armour”, which is British.
Not-with-standing the spelling, armor plates have been used for over 3000 years. It began with leather and evolved through various reinforced woods to steel and modern composites such as Kevlar and ceramics. The goal of all developments in Armoring is to provide greater protection using the “lightest” materials available.